A complicated web: deleting social media is easier said than done

Just delete Facebook. Easy. No more worrying about your profile being compromised, no more guilt about hours of mindless scrolling, no more stale memes to contend with. You’ll have your life back! You’ll really connect with people! And the best part: there’s absolutely nothing stopping you from making the decision to leave. Or so it … Continue reading A complicated web: deleting social media is easier said than done

Too Young For Free Education; Too Old For Free Education

I am a 24-year-old New Zealander pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Melbourne. This isn’t my first foray into tertiary education. I completed undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Auckland – making this my sixth year being a full-time student. My mum calls me a ‘forever student’ and my dad laughed … Continue reading Too Young For Free Education; Too Old For Free Education

Fear and (self)-loathing at the desktop: imposter syndrome in 2018

Late last year, I left my long-term job. My unemployment was initially self-imposed, deliberate—and blissful, oh so blissful! but soon exceeded its anticipated expiration date, pushing further into the year than planned. It was (and is—for I am still reeling) the closest I have come to economic hardship. But to appropriate poverty is misdirected and … Continue reading Fear and (self)-loathing at the desktop: imposter syndrome in 2018

Millennial Feminist Writing in #MeToo Literature

  Social media is a small numbers game: 280-character tweets, 15-second Instagram stories, 10-second snapchats. Generally speaking, if you were looking for 7,000-word longform, feminist fiction – social media is not the place to find it. Well, that was until a simple story about bad sex and imaginary cats surfaced the web last year. Published … Continue reading Millennial Feminist Writing in #MeToo Literature